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Lincoln Heritage Museum and the Lincoln Arts Institute are launching a community-based art project to be displayed during the Museum’s Always Remember: Commemorating 9/11 After 20 Years special exhibit opening Sept. 11.
Community members are being invited to help create an original painting that honors the memory of 9/11 and will become a permanent part of the Museum’s collection. Local artist and owner of the Lincoln Arts Institute, Jason Hoffman, will start the painting and oversee the community’s participation. Members of the public, regardless of age or skill level are welcome to participate in creating this unique work of art.
“We are very appreciative of the Lincoln Arts Institute’s support of the Museum and of Jason’s willingness to provide the artistic guidance to make this a truly memorable project for everyone in the community,” Olivia Partlow, Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum, said. “This project is important this year, but it will be even more important as time goes by and future generations can look back and see how people in 2021 remembered and honored the events of Sept. 11, 2001.”
The artwork will be part of a new 9/11 exhibit that will also feature pieces of steel beam from Trade Center Tower 1, an American Airlines uniform worn in New York City on September 11 and other artifacts.
The public will be able to participate in creating the memorial art piece at the Lincoln Arts Institute during the Balloons over 66 celebration on Friday August 28 from 5-8 p.m., August 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and August 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m,
Always Remember: Commemorating 9/11 After 20 Years, a special exhibit opens on September 11, 2021 at 1 pm. Lincoln Heritage Museum. Admission is free on September 11 and the last week of September (20-25).